Menelique is a new Italian magazine founded by Giovanni Tateo, Matteo Cresti and Fabrizio Soldano (but with an almost all female editorial staff!) with an intentionally political purpose: to face the intellectual desert in which we live, unable to stem the culture of hatred that occupies more and more spheres of public life.
In addition to insights into politics and current affairs, with a critical and feminist eye, Menelique does not lack short stories, photographic reports and illustrations.
Direct and clear from the index (divided into quadrants according to the accessible-complex and short-long coordinates) to the graphics, Menelique is what is missing in Italian political publishing, with its démodé visual design and its logics designed for a male audience .
Their manifesto reads:
The menelique collective unites militants, creatives and artists, academics and journalists who share an editorial ambition:
- spreading a post-colonial point of view that could oppose the growing culture of hatred towards migrants that poisons the Italian public debate;
- stimulate the articulation of a collective political conscience by proposing new critical analyzes of power relations;
- provide platforms for comparison and coordination for political action;
- lay the foundations for a renewed critique of the exploitation of political struggles by liberal and liberal culture;
- bringing back to life the thematic and stylistic richness of political and cultural discourses, as well as giving space to internal conflicts to the political movements that animate them;
- launch an editorial experience that can achieve economic sustainability through the support of a community of readers aware of the importance of not leaving the Italian cultural space to captains of industry;
- convey through this same path the idea that intellectual, cultural and creative work, requiring knowledge, talent and professionalism, cannot bow to the current system of exploitation that denies adequate recognition and remuneration to workers in the sector.
The diaspora is an endless collective journey, which arises from a mutilation. In our case, that of the future: the possibilities, the work, the money. In other cases, exile, persecution, discrimination, up to slavery. Listening to the diasporic dimension that is in us means abandoning one's individuality to the multiplicity of places and cultures that have formed us, aware that they will never remain identical to themselves, if not in our imagination. This is the strength of diasporic thought: it forces you to reorganize your cultural affiliations. It does not ask to give up collective identities, but forces us to strip them of that sacred aura that makes them immutable.